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Silentium

How can a heart expression find?
How should another know your mind?
Will he discern what quickens you?
A thought once uttered is untrue.

 

Ѳеодоръ Тютчевъ

 

 

Speak not, lie hidden, and conceal

the way you dream, the things you feel.

Deep in your spirit let them rise

akin to stars in crystal skies

that set before the night is blurred:

delight in them and speak no word.

 

Dimmed is the fountainhead when stirred:

drink at the source and speak no word.

Live in your inner self alone

within your soul a world has grown,

the magic of veiled thoughts that might

be blinded by the outer light,

drowned in the noise of day,

unheard…

take in their song and speak no word.

 

Translation by : Vladimir Sirin

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Author:

"If he's honest, he'll steal; if he's human, he'll murder; if he's faithful, he'll deceive. Being at a loss to resolve these questions, I am resolved to leave them without any resolution." I have so much to say to you that I am afraid I shall tell you nothing."

4 thoughts on “Silentium

    1. Here is one from me:

      Although it was written much later in his life…it was so true to him. Beautiful and true words…

      or this…so classic and wonderful:

      Ahhh…his voice is so deeply satisfying. The touch he gives music…so deep.

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